Stefanie Ellis appointed Superior Court commissioner

Ellis is a Vancouver attorney who has practiced law since 2007

Stefanie Ellis appointed Superior Court commissioner

VANCOUVER — Clark County Superior Court has appointed Stefanie Ellis as Superior Court Commissioner. She fills a position vacated when Judge Jennifer Snider was appointed as Superior Court Judge.

Ellis is a local attorney who has practiced law since 2007. She has served as assistant city attorney for the city of Vancouver, judge pro tem for Clark County District Court and most recently as owner/partner for Priest and Ellis, PLLC. Her experience also includes serving as adjunct professor in Clark College’s paralegal program.

Ellis earned a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane and a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University. She is active in the local legal community serving as president of the Family Law Section of the Clark County Bar Association and currently is the treasurer for the Association.

Clark County’s Superior Court has ten elected judges, three full-time judicially appointed court commissioners and one part-time commissioner. The Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction. It is the trial court for all felonies and civil suits pursuant to RCW 2.08.010. Superior Court also has jurisdiction in adoption, probate, competency, divorce and juvenile cases. In addition it hears appeals from District Court decisions. Clark County’s Superior Court Commissioners preside over domestic relations, juvenile and mental health cases.

Ellis’ first day as commissioner will be Monday, July 8.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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